The Marquis harvest started on July 28, but the moisture level was coming out pretty high, around 17%. When it did not dry down, we stopped and put all the grain into my small grain dryer.
By August 1 it was reliably coming out at 13-14%, close enough so that aeration could be counted on to finish it off. So Ron got the field cleaned up and the Marquis was safely in the shed after a couple of hours. After cleaning and bagging, this 2 acre field produced about 34 bushels of wheat. I intend to plant thicker next time--we drilled in 2 bushels per acre, and from looking at the stand it appeared there was room for more plants. Try 2 1/2 next time for sure. This was also a very late planting and I expect this reduced the harvest as well.